On Where the Industry Is at and How They Want It to Evolve
"I think the consumer needs to control what they want to see, and ask questions. That’s what's going to change the industry, and I think that is happening."
"I felt some type of way when Virgil Abloh was appointed as the art director of Louis Vuitton. Not even about him or his work, but I have always had this underlying negation toward the fact that men ultimately control fashion."
"I’d like to see legalities regarding invoicing, working hours, and sexual harassment. I’d love to have some form of an alliance. The industry needs it desperately."
"This industry has the power to influence the masses and gives people a platform to communicate their own stories and truths. So it is important that we are including the narratives of people that have been historically marginalized or silenced so that we can continue to make content that accurately represents and speaks to our generation."
"The thing is that you need to give yourself time to develop. Just because we get everything so fast, we get what we want when we want, people don't allow themselves the years that it takes to develop into an artist and to work under someone who's already been established."
"I would like to see more and more young designers have the chance to be a part of this industry and to get more visibility. There are so many talented people and it’s worth seeing what they have to offer."
"I would love a world where celebrity is not the focus of fashion."
"Maybe to be a little bit more of an inclusive industry? I’d like the infamous Devil Wears Prada attitudes to dissolve."
"I like that it’s progressive and that we’re all equals. When I was a freshman, everyone just thought about the big, established brands. There wasn’t as much focus on up-and-coming designers, but now I feel ‘emerging’ is a buzzword. "
"The world is such a diverse and unique place today, from people’s cultures to their interests to their backgrounds, and I feel like fashion is finally starting to apply to every walk of life. From streetwear to, to chic womenswear, to men's suiting, and good day-to day-outfits for every moment from day to evening. Fashion today is so universal, and that’s exciting. It’s exciting to see how it’s progressing."
"I’d like to celebrate the craft and labor that goes into designing and making quality, fairly made clothes. To be part of a generation of designers that can help consumers make smart and selective choices in their purchases, by creating work that people will cherish and treasure."
"I would like for things to go back to being focused on the designer’s perspective, more trends from the runway than from TV."
"I’d love to see more diversity within the industry; I think it’s getting better but I’d love for it to be more of a normality and not just something trend led."
"There's just loads of exciting stuff happening, particularly in London."
"I'm excited to see where Raf Simons goes and I think a lot of people have a really good idea. He's the key reason why I got into fashion in the first place. That was kind of my first really big jolt of fashion fashion not just like a Dolce and Gabbana dress on the cover of Vogue fashion."
"I love the people that I meet. So many people who live in London are from all over the world, so everyone has really interesting backgrounds and points of view. They all have different stories."
"I think everything’s in a bit of a flux at the moment. It’s changed so much in last 5 years. It’s going to completely change again in the next 5 years, so it’s hard to see a path forward or a direction."
"I hope that as I move along in my career, I will be that person to give people chances even with no experience. All it takes is that one person to take you under their wing."